Viña Santa Carolina

Childress Vineyards

Barrel Select Chardonnay 2017

ESF
9.0

See previous note, this has only gotten better! — 4 days ago

Severn, Tom and 4 others liked this

Olde Hickory Brewery

Oakwood

Imperial stout brewed with honey and aged in port barrels. One year bottle age. Good sweet/sour balanced. Tart plums. Bitter and big. — 19 days ago

Brent and Eddie liked this

Andrew Murray

Curtis Vineyard Enchanté Roussanne Grenache Blanc 2020

A great Granche Blanc from a Santa Barbara winemaker who loves the Rhône varietals. Clean with a touch of stone fruit. — a day ago

Ron, Tom and 3 others liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah 2018

Great black fruit. Black pepper. Ripe and slight underripe. 36th bday wine. Violet tar tabaco. Charred earth. — 3 days ago

Peter, Joseph and 5 others liked this

Jones von Drehle

Rock & Rail Yadkin Valley Red Blend

Surprisingly good AFTER a lot of aeration. After 30 months in barrel and years on my rack I thought this would be in a good drinkable place from the cork, which was not unpleasant by the way. The predominant notes of Merlot and PV shown through in all stages, but the big take away was the breath and complexity increased with a couple days of air. (Vac’d plug of course) juicy, harvest fresh berries combined with just enough structure and herbal intrigue to make this delightful with artisan sausage pizza and our house smoky bacon bean soup. I had a chance to get a second bottle but it will be fun for someone else to taste a touch of North Carolina’s better half.  — 16 days ago

Sunstone Vineyards and Winery

Eros Santa Ynez Valley Merlot Blend 2019

Blend of 76% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruit, spice and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry fruits, baking spices and earthy notes. Fine tannins, opened nicely, long finish ending with notes of berry fruits espresso, vanilla and earthy spice. Nice, will age well!! — 10 days ago

Daniel P., Tom and 1 other liked this

Shelton Vineyards

Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc 2017

ESF
9.2

For under $20, never had a better CF: just gorgeous, elegant feminine expression starting w/brilliant dark ruby color - verge of opaque, generous red berried fruit w/smoky vanilla accent. Smooth luxurious on mid-palate, finely grained tannins, yet sturdy w/balance integrated acidity & tons of flavor. Modest length on finish only telltale sign of cost. Always pleased w/this NC winery. — a month ago

Severn, Ira and 9 others liked this

Tercero

Larner Vineyard Grenache 2014

Greg Ballington
9.1

Medium ruby red in appearance. A bit savory on the nose with berries, spices, cocoa and a hint of earthiness. Well balanced palate with a medium body and medium tannins (5.5/10). Fresh red berries on the palate with some darker spices and bramble berries. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2029. — 3 days ago

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Neil, Jonathan and 2 others liked this

Colluvial Wine

F.R.F Tinaquaic Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2016

Deep ruby/purple color. Aromas of tomato leaf, blue and black berry, tobacco with a touch of green bell pepper. Pallet is rich and full of dark fruit, cocoa, wood, roasted poblano pepper and a touch of vanilla. A bit of tobacco, minerals and earth on the very long finish. Extremely complex and multi dimensional wine. Thank you so much, Kasey! — 7 days ago

Brent, Bob and 1 other liked this

Jonata Winery

Fenix Santa Ynez Valley Merlot Blend 2015

Blend of 65% Merlot / 30% Cab Franc / 5% Petit Verdot. Beautiful fruit, excellent mouthfeel. A little green from the Cab Franc Very elegant and delicious — 8 days ago

Raul, Jonathan and 19 others liked this